March 3rd, 2010
02:21 PM ET creates a 'Presidential Reunion' with SNL alums

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Several "Saturday Night Live" stars have reprised their political alter-egos for a 6-minute video made by the creators and producers of

With all the set-up of an "SNL" skit, the video shows what could happen if President Obama was somehow able to gather former presidents, dead and alive, into his White House bedroom for a “Presidential Reunion.”

Will Ferrell is back as George W. Bush, Darrell Hammond plays Bill Clinton, Chevy Chase is Gerald Ford, Dan Aykroyd is Jimmy Carter and Dana Carvey makes an appearance as the elder Bush president. Fred Armisen plays the President, Jim Carrey was tapped to be the spirit of Ronald Reagan and Maya Rudolph portrays a dumbbell-toting Michelle Obama.

Shot on Sunday in Van Nuys, California, “Presidential Reunion” is the first of a series of videos about financial reform to be released on the site.

Check out the video here. (And yes, it's safe to watch at work, as long as you don't make it obvious you're slacking.)

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  1. Gop


    That is your opinion and you have the right to it. Well until Obama tries to take that from you. Nevertheless, I lived though the Reagan era and I will say again he was a great conservative president.

    Your friend Clinton enjoyed the fruits of Reagan’s hard work. So please don’t try to give me your warped spin on history.

    The problem with you liberals is you get your history out of liberal textbooks and did not witness anything first hand.

    In addition, if any of you loons did go though it you were blinded by your own liberal hatred for anything or any one Conservative.

    Moreover, to that other little raciest person 3G_Cydia Reagan never hated blacks! Again, you substitute your own raciest feelings onto someone you don’t even know.

    Moreover, don’t tell us who is in the GOP because unlike you we understand you have good and bad people in both parties. 3G_Cydie you need some mental help girl.

    It’s sad to think people like you have access to a computer. Go get some professional help because you need it bad.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fillmore

    Can Robert post again? He made me laugh!

    March 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Stewie

    Ackroyd's Nixon was always better than his Carter–would have been funnier with Nixon, but wsa still great.

    March 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JJ

    Great job guys!!!

    March 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CJC

    @SJ – Really??!! Do you really believe thats the way it was? You need to pick up a history book and read the truth, your liberal fantasy is so off base that it is funnier than the actual video itself. Which was quite funny by the way. Kudos Ron Howard. Jim Carrey lives!

    March 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. NotAnIdiot

    Sorry but the current SNL cast is one of the best it's ever had.

    You guys are idiots

    March 4, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. 3G_Cydia

    Yeah Reagan was such a hero, he hated blacks! He said the face of welfare is a black single mother. Personally, being black, I see no need to respect such a bigot, and he was a horrible president to boot. Iran-Contra anyone? Still want to talk about shifting blame? GOP is full of yellow weasels who will say anything to cover their butts. How about all the "conservative" politicians that say the stimulus is bad...then demand money from it, and pose for photo ops in front of projects paid for with .... STIMULUS MONEY! I really don't see why republicans keep pretending that they are color-blind, and that their representatives are just as evil as they proclaim Obama to be.

    March 4, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. Brenda

    done laughes so hard I wet myself

    March 4, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. ADL


    And Reagan pulled us out of the quagmire that was the Carter presidency.

    March 4, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. Rita

    On the old SNL, Dan Ackroyd was hilarious as Richard Nixon – why did they not do a redeaux of that ? (PS. I think Eric Stoltz should play John Edwards in the made for TV movie.).

    March 4, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. SJ


    Apparently you're about the only one here so far who didn't think this video was funny. Maybe you should remove that conservative political stick from your butt and take a healty reality check. By the way, Reagan wasn't a "great conservative president", he was a great conservative but a poor president. Clinton got us out of a mess created by Reagan and Bush '41 just like Obama is trying to clean up the disaster left by Bush '44.

    March 4, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. Laurie

    Not all of us think of people as being interchangeable, and some of us think comedy greats like Phil Hartman should be remembered. He made me laugh at times in my life when nothing else did, and I think it's a pity that memories are apparently so short that he was not mentioned as SNL's original Clinton impersonator.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. Gop

    The only thing funny is how Ron Howard believes people will think this is funny.

    I find it a bit sick that he uses a great conservative president like Reagan in order to push his liberal view.

    Hey, Ron stick to films and stop getting involved in politics where you are clueless.

    The one thing he did get right is the fact Obama blames every one else and accepts no responsibility for the state of our economy. The rest of it is just as lame as Obama and his liberal agenda!

    March 4, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. John

    Lame. #1 – it wasn't funny – at ALL. #2 – it's just a blatant partisan political ad masquerading as a comedy piece

    March 3, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. R Aiello

    PERFECTION... Thank you Ron Howard.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sam

    I've seen the video twice now and I have to agree with several others who have posted here-Jim Carrey stole the show playing the late Ronald Reagan. The only way this could have been better would have been if Carrey ala Reagan had said something about the stupidity of 13 Republican morons neglecting the affairs of our country to worry about something as trivial as replacing Ulysses S. Grant's face with his on the fifty dollar bill.

    March 3, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  17. uh_k_fine

    Jim Carrey did a brilliant Reagan. Loved the facial expression. Chevy's prat-fall was timely as usual. I wanna b0ne whats her face.. Obama's wife. In real life and the actress.

    March 3, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  18. mushymushroom

    Sounds insane!! Just the thought of Jim Carrey being reagan sounds sooooooo funny...! Gotta see it... 🙂

    March 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jon

    Awesome. Chevy Chase was the icing on the cake.

    March 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Ted

    Really, really good - great talents. Do you think they can get together and lobby L. Michaels to have another great talent BETTY WHITE host SNL?

    March 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dean

    Well, it was a sight better than Howard's Andy Griffith Show/ Happy days reunion "rah rah" vote for Obama short. That was painful. Nice to see all the SNL alum. Jim Carrey did a great job as Reagan, big balls and all.

    March 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Jon

    I assume that you realize that Reagan and Ford were portrayed by actors presently living. It is a much more difficult job to portray a living President by a dead actor.

    March 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Greg

    Hmm... Carrey could have done a better job of Reagan if he weren't trying to be such a caricature that bordered on Fire Marshal Bill, but maybe that was the point... Will Ferrell's 'W' is pretty good and Hammond's Clinton is still dead on. Chevy can still do a convincing fall for Gerald Ford, but Dan Aykroyd as Jimmy Carter sucked... he should stick to the Blues Brothers. I think the white guy doing the IHOP or Denny's commercials right now does a better Obama than Fred Armisen.

    March 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Brian

    That was pretty good. Reminds me of just how much better SNL used to be.

    March 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Ellen

    Robert, are you married? Would you like to be?

    March 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Laurie

    I am really disappointed to see that no respectful nod was given to the late, great Phil Hartman's Clinton impression. No true reunion of these guys can possibly be complete without him.

    March 3, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Andy

    The story left out a great bit of information. No where in here does it mention that it is being directed by Ron Howard. Great video, especially Carey's portrayal of Reagan.

    March 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. David J Rust

    Very well done political humor aimed at underscoring a legitimate idea. I'll be researching the position more as a direct result of this.

    What I find interesting is that CNN has posted this under "Entertainment" alone and not both its "Entertainment" and "Politics" sections since it is clearly both and, frankly, more the latter than the former.

    March 3, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  29. robert

    Maybe SNL should have a contest, Funny or Die, then the cast could put us out of our misery.

    March 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Zoeymsom92081

    That was great!

    March 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |

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